Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

What Are Platelet Rich Plasma Injections?

Platelet rich plasma injections help heal soft tissue and wounds by promoting reparative cells. The PRP is from the patient’s blood and is made to have a platelet concentration that is higher than normal. This treatment is a popular option for those seeking a natural way to boost healing.

Types of Injuries PRP Injections Treat

PRP injections can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms. They can reduce pain and increase mobility in the elbow, wrist, knee, shoulder and hip areas, as well as aid in healing injured ligaments, joints and muscles.

Results of PRP Injections

Because PRP injections use the patient’s own blood, no negative reaction is expected. The patient can expect faster healing time and pain reduction following a PRP treatment.

Who Should Use PRP Injections for Pain Management

Those who are suffering from injured muscles, ligaments, tendons, and from bone fractures, breaks and sprains may find PRP injections to be helping in decreasing healing time. Notably, people with Achilles tendon injuries and calf muscle injuries can see improved strength and regeneration. New research is showing PRP injections may also help reduce osteoarthritis pain.

Other Treatment Options Involving Splints

It’s important to rest the injured area, before and after receiving PRP injections.

Your doctor may recommend specific exercises and stretches to help strength the treated area.

Using an ice pack or heating pack can help manage pain and reduce swelling.